Ted Shaw was a lifelong member of Lullington Park Cricket Club, one of its stalwarts and its chief groundsman.
He collapsed whilst working on the two grounds in the Park, to which he devoted so much time and energy, on Monday afternoon and, despite the frantic efforts of the air ambulance team, paramedics and a road ambulance crew, he could not be revived.
Already, Ted and his team have the grounds looking in superb condition ahead of next month's opening games in the Derbyshire Premier and County Leagues.
Ted, who was 72, lived in the adjacent village of Clifton Campville and had been a one-club man, playing all of his cricket in the Park, and he would tell of his first games, often as an 11 or 12 year old, playing at the last minute when either his father, Frank's Lullington, were a man short or, more often, if the opposition were.
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